Mark Carroll is the executive assistant to the NBS dean. He works primarily on the academic side, operationalizing academic programs and working with students in an advisory and advocacy role. His systematic thought process combined with his pastoral heart suit him well to the task of balancing policies with human beings.
Mark began his post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Prairie Bible College, and is working toward the completion of his Master of Theological Studies here at NBS; his thesis examines the exegetical foundations for a Baptist understanding of the Lord’s Supper.
Mark has always been involved in church ministry, taking the example of his parents that church is something in which one participates for the expansion of the Kingdom of God and the glory of the name of Jesus. He is a worship leader and teacher, and is presently serving at Village Church in South Surrey.
In addition to work and ministry, Mark is Stephanie’s husband (2002), and Theo (2006), Gavin (2008), and Amelia’s (2011) dad. He is the recipient of numerous defeats at the hands of his wife and kids in all manner of games—Scrabble, Monopoly (including Monopoly Jr.), Wii Bowling—but takes comfort in the fact that he can still overpower the boys in wrestling, at least for the next few years. He is also a passionate sports fan, being known to shout at his TV whenever the Canucks or Lions are involved.